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ABC
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
hsbc. the government says the british bank did business with drug lords and terrorists yet faces no criminal charges. brian ross reports. >> reporter: when the most ruthless of the mexican drug cartels wanted to hide their money, they went to hsbc. so did hamas and al qaeda, along with iran and other countries and the u.s. financial blacklist. all customers of a bank known well around the word. but given much less prominence in the announcement was a deferred prosecution agreement with hsbc, meaning there will be no prosecution of the bank or its top executives. despite more than a decade of dealing with criminals and terrorists. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> reporter: but with $38 billion in profits over just the last two years alone, hsbc can easily afford its $1.92 billion payment. >> this is a signal to other banks that if you do this kind of stuff, you'll get a parking ticket, you'll pay the fine and move on. >> reporter: since this summer, whe
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
, global banking giant hsbc will pay 1.9 billion dollar fine to settle allegations it engaged in money laundering. the money is believed to be tied to mexican drug cartels even terrorism. hsbc says it accepts responsibility for past mistakes. analysts point out the bank will earn back the fine in a little more than one month. >>> new this morning the air force is getting ready for another test flight of new experimental space plane pro row time of the x-37b will blast off into space today from cape canaveral, florida. this video provided by the air force, launch time set for 10 a.m., our time. the vehicle is being developed as reusable unmanned space vehicle. >> in the last hour we learned delta is buying a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines, delta wants better access to heathrow in hahn done, the two are agenting in -- in london. virgin atlantic owned by sir rich and branson who owns a stake in virgin america airlines. >>> got milk? the reason fewer americans are drinking dairy. >>> first, cashmere sweaters. michael finney and consumer re >>> we come back. water vapor in the air, n
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
. a record settlement but no prosecution at global banking giant hsbc. admits it failed to stop money laundering by mexican drug cartels and terrorism financiers. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. >>> this is where high finance and street crime intersect could be a problem on your street as well. talking about the banking giant hsbc, europe's largest, have to pay $2 billion to settle investigation by u.s. prosecutors who are looking into international drug money laundering. investigators say the bank ignored rules that could have stopped this laundering operation, that the money went to drug cartels and terrorists. jim bolden is joining us london. what happened? >> reporter: well, suzanne, this is interesting. all of these banks have been fined by the u.s. government over last few years but hsbc, by far, the biggest. this fine, as you say, $1.9 billion. the go
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
. and there are some major deals in the works this morning. overnight, hsbc confirmed a record $1.9 billion settlement with the u.s. in return, the british-based banking company won't be charged with money laundering. a criminal prosecution of europe's largest bank might destablize the global system. >>> that closes the books on the biggest bailout. the government's 16% stake is worth almost $8 billion. >> made a profit off of that deal. >>> thanks to the surge in online shopping, shipping services expecting a record-setting year. a record number of packages are in the fedex pipeline after its busiest shipping day ever. abc news got a special look inside its global hub in the city of memphis. by yesterday afternoon, more than 19 million packages had been shipped. 10% more than the busiest day last year. business is up. >> mind-boggling. >>> facebook and gmail seem to be all right this morning. but both services had brief outages. some users had problems with google calendar and documents for about an hour. there's no word from google about the cause. facebook said it changed a web address. that outage
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
, overnight hsbc agreed to pay 1.9 billion dollars in fines in return the company will not be indicted on money laundering. federal government selling off rest of shares in aig that closes books on biggest bailout shares worth eight billion dollars which means the government made a profit. record number of packages in the fed, pipeline this morning after busiest shipping -- the fedex pipeline this morning after its busiest shipping day. yesterday afternoon more than 19 million packages. beyonce and pepsi have a new partnership, besides the super bowl, beyonce will appear on everything from soda chance to store displays the deal thought to be >>> good morning. brr, 5:13 live look on the embarcadero it is clear out there you can feel the cold. mike is tracking temperatures as low as mid 30s especially north and east bay valleys, rain he says will be arriving tonight. >>> neighborhood watch volunteer charged the shooting death of a florida teenager will be back in court this morning. defense attorneys will ask a judge to end the 24 hour gps monitoring of george zimmerman in the fatal shoo
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
will be finalized involving hsbc. the bank is settling a case brought by u.s. government and also authorities here in new york hsbc will pay $1.9 billion to settle accusations it illegally transferred money on behalf of sanctioned nations, including iran and help mexican drug cartels launder monday. >>> a florida woman has been found guilty of first degree murder for shooting a lottery winner in a plot to get his money. a jury in tampa convicted her of the 2009 murder of abraham shakespeare who had won $17 million. he was found buried in concrete in the backyard of her boyfriend. the judge called her cold, calculating, and cruel. >>> we now know the identity of the second lucky winner of that record powerball jackpot. matthew goode had tried to remain anonymous in claiming his share of the $587 million prize. yeah, that didn't happen. it was only a matter of time before his name was discovered. he is originally from pennsylvania, but moved to phoenix area last year. he took a one-time payout of $192 million, telling officials he was worried about paying higher taxes next year because of the fiscal
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
reuters which follows these things and keeps track of them. we're talking, you know, latest deal hsbc $9.4 billion sale. 15.6% stake in insurance group to thailand based investor group but we're talking about cross border when we talk about china don't forget. we focus so often on u.s. and u.s. companies. the chinese may not be doing a lot of investing for various reasons including political considerations, but they are investing around the world aggressively when it comes to resources. no deal more reflective of that than the one we are waiting for, investors in takeover space are waiting for approval if it does, i'm talking about cnooc's. we'll see if that deal is going to occur. many expect that it will. that seems to be where it is. one never knows on these important issues but again another deal, important deal adding to that very large total for m&m out of china. >> something to watch going into 2013. >>> whirlpool has had the fourth best performance on the s&p 500 so far this year. we'll talk to the ceo about his plan to expand in the united states coming up in the next hour. >>>
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